Monday, 17 November 2014


so another long standing project that stems way back to mid last year where I set up my own challenge to create/sculpt the heroes that I wanted for heroquest. having used various proxy figs over the years, I basically wanted my own, in my view. and with that i first created a kit bashed barbarian
and then i set about sculpting my very first ever full miniature in the Dwarf
and then proceeded with the others. next i finished up on the wizard
and very swiftly followed up by the elf
at this point i sent them off to be cast. with quite a few members of ye olde inn nabbing the limited run of these 3 brand new figures. i believe these can still be nabbed over at zealot miniatures for a very reasonable price

with that came 2015 where my hobby tie got stripped right back. having these sitting round for quite quite a few months with me unable to find the time to paint these up, sitting on my shelf waiting for the day i could finish them off. and showcase them all as a group as i am doing so here.

so anyways, now they are done. and im quite happy, my first project into full miniature sculpting as well as finally completing my own personal collection of Heroquest Heroes.
so heres a few more shots to showcase them a little.

i also gave my skellies an additional wash of seraphim sepia to give them a more of a old dirtier look

well there you have it..hope you enjoyed :)

Sunday, 16 November 2014


and I'm back in the house!! sort of...........

ok so its been a long long while since i posted anything up. but truth be told. ive simply had no hobby time what so ever. all the real things a husband and father has to do have been much more important for me to tend to throughout 2014. that being said. i do sometime get a smidgen of time to sit down and paint. and believe me im learning new things...paiting whilst a 20 month old little girl is trying to climb up your leg to see whats going on is no mean feat i can tell you. along with that and my hiatus for some reason i decided to pick the smallest frikken critters in the warhammer bestiary to tackle....i know right no sense in that whatsoever.

i did however discover a nice little way to get these painted up with relative ease.
so without much ado.
i had painted more than this but only realised after id taken the pictures that id left a couple on the shelf.
i painted these with a simple wash over base colours, due to me not painting much i felt my skill were somewhat lacking (even at the best of times) so wanted to take the shortcut approach with these.
the skin was simple basecoat with Ogryn Camo and then washed over with Biel-tan green. simple and very easy.
ive always viewed snotlings as the lightest of all the greenskins so this seemed to work a treat right here.
that snotling right there at the front picking his nose was actually from the first blister packet i ever bout way way back in the 80s. he came from a bloodbowl blister pack of 18..all for the grand price of £ it costs 6 times that for the rest of the snotlings you see above...
actually i paid 8 quid for mine from an ebay batch of amazing proportions (something like 80 figs for that price)
anyways i dont think they turned out too bad. my first project for a while that i had actually completed all of. so im happy. and happy to be able to finally post something on the blog again.
so there we have it. bunch load on snotlings. packed full over character and ready to bite you ankles.

a little more
whilst ive been toying with teh whole greenskin flesh tones. ive also been toying with the idea of using gnoblars instead of goblins (an idea i saw on this amazing thread over at warseer. HERE)
on that great little thread hes taken the same approach i like to take to dungeon fodder and the likes...and thats to give as much character as possible.
now ive not liked the look of goblins for a long time. not sure why, but to me they just lack character. Kev Adams is still the master of the goblin.
  so with that i needed new gobbos, ithink the 80s is stuck with me on this front. because I kind of get the vibe of David Bowies little buddies from the flick Labyrinth

these little twerps had character and would swipe a baby right from under your nose.
and Gnoblars kind of have that same feel about them. not quite as sinister looking as GW current goblins. but still have character and look kind of nasty in a "stab you in the back" sort of way.
i claim no ownership of this idea. Seb did it before me. and i wanted to do the same.
so below is a WIP on my new Seb inspired goblins using various greenskin bits and bobs.
gnoblar heads
goblin regiment bodies
night goblin arms
and various shields i have in my bits box

so far. im quite happy how number 1 is turning out (paint job not quite finished yet)

also im trialling some new skin tones. when i have finished them all . expect a much bigger update..

anyways that it for now. my first blogpost in a long long time.
hope you enjoyed :)